“Accordingly, many theists, like many atheists, believe that moral value is inherent in morally valuable things. Things don’t become morally valuable because God prefers them; God prefers them because they are morally valuable.”—Good Minus God
Ms Kwei (pictured) is one of millions of poor people to have benefited from the hottest trend in microfinance: village savings and loans associations. Millions of people like her survive on meagre and erratic earnings. Access to the simplest financial services can help stabilise their incomes, which in turn makes them less vulnerable to diseases and natural disasters. An unexpected flood or fever can push a poor family into utter destitution, or the muscular arms of loan sharks.
even the Switzerland of Latin America can’t escape drug war violence :(
Costa Rican and U.S. Guard Coast members seized this semi-submersible which was carrying seven tons of cocaine. It is shown here at Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Coast Guard headquarters on Sept. 17, 2008. Four Colombians were arrested.